An idea that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation in the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a pre-existing solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function.
2015 Competition Rules
Ideas submitted to this competition may come from an individual or a team from anywhere in the United States.
There is no limit to the number of members on a team,
but team entrants must select one team member (a spokesperson) to present the idea.
Any area of business is valid.
Must select under which category the team will compete.
All ideas must be original work or an improvement upon an existing idea without infringements.
If the applicants are involved in an existing venture or company, the existing venture must have only been established for a year or less at the time of the competition.
All applicants must decide and choose under which category they will compete.
This is an all-inclusive category and ideas in this category address the most essential community problems and environmental issues. It can be a product (technology) or innovative business activity that can solve a social or environmental matter. This can include educational programs, micro financing, curing a disease, clean water systems, reducing pollution, etc.
The committee reserves the right to evaluate and move an idea into a different category if it better fits the other classification.
Open Category & Social Entrepreneurship